The Need to Know
The Report of the Independent Inquiry into the Media and Media Regulation, the Finkelstein Report, recommended a new body, a News Media Council, be established to set journalistic standards for the news media. As Jon Kudelka’s cartoon shows, some media commentators think it will stifle free speech.
There are words blacked out in this cartoon. Imagine if some words were removed from your favourite books. Could you understand the story? How would you feel?
This cartoon is about censorship and freedom of speech. Do you think freedom of speech is a right no matter how challenging the content?